Saturday, August 13, 2011

Another simple salad

Avocado almond joy

I loved avocados since the very first time I tried them at a family lunch when I was really little. Considering they're not a very local fruit (yes, most people believe its actually a fruit), I hadn't seen or tasted one until said family lunch at fancy aunt and uncles house, where one generally got to taste exotic and strange looking things. And that's what avocados have always been to me: exotic and strange. Because to look at they're pretty hardy and you expect a taut consistency, but what you get is a creamy, almost buttery soft pulp, which is altogether surprising and comforting when tasted.

I dont find them very often here in Goa. I dont have the slightest green thumb, so I can't even do what Anand does either. So when I chanced upon these beauties this morning at the supermarket, I grabbed not one, not two but THREE nice ripe ones, and rushed home to make my salad as an accompaniment to the husbands culinary expedition.

I love salads, especially fresh ones where I throw in whatever I have handy and fancy at that point. I don't follow any rules, so you shouldn't either. Try all kinds of vegetables and dressings and you're sure to find your perfect mix!

What I used:
For the salad
1 big tomato
1 medium cucumber
2 small beetroots
2 medium carrots
1 ripe avocado
A handful of fresh corn
A handful of almonds, chopped coarsely

For the dressing
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
A generous drizzle of olive oil
A splash of balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon mustard
Dry basil


  1. love your blog haathi! i was wondering how much effort you guys put into each post - the photos, detailing & writing. Keep up the good work! I must add, the pics are lovely. What camera does your husband use? how does he process the pics?

  2. thanks cmck!
    the husband and i use a nikon d5000.